ICT

Information, Communication, and Technology program helps students pursue rewarding professions that emphasize multiple skill sets.

KS3

In Year 7, ICT will be delivered as a discrete subject for 2 hours per fortnight.
In Years 8 & 9 ICT will be delivered across the curriculum.

What equipment will my child need in ICT?

  • A pair of earphones
  • A personal email address

What will Year 7 ICT syllabus cover?

  • Project-based approach
  • Investigative learning
  • Designing and developing simple games
  • Variables
  • Algorithms
  • Debugging
  • Bitmaps and graphics
  • Programming the Raspberry Pi
  • Consideration of app toys
  • Presentation of information

How can I support my child at home?

  • Provide access to a computer for homework
  • Provide secure access to the internet at home, to enable pupils to access Moodle
  • www.software4students.com Register your child on this website to purchase genuine software applications at hugely discounted prices
  • www.teach-ict.com Large variety of video tutorials available illustrating the use of popular applications to complete everyday tasks, and to support the work covered in lessons.

Subject Leader: Mr J Fielden

KS4

Exam Board: EDEXCEL
Tiered Exam: No

How is the course assessed?

40% examination, 60% controlled coursework

How long are the examinations?

1hour 30minutes

Are there controlled assessments?

Controlled assessments take place during Year 10, the examinations are at the end of Year 11.

What is covered on the course?

Digital tools and technology; multimedia; connecting people; software; online; IT health and safety; presenting information; IT modelling; digital publishing

What texts would you recommended?

Some students will find the GCSE ICT textbook by Pearson useful

What websites would you recommend?

BBC Bitesize and www.teachICT.com

Subject Leader: Mr J Fielden